Flash drives come in all shapes and sizes, and you can even get some shaped like LEGOs or your favorite Star Wars characters. But most flash drives are kind of bulky or flimsy to have with you all the time. You’re almost always going to lose or break the cap, and eventually they will stop working from the dirt and grime that builds up on the connector. I remember getting my first flash drive around 2001, and it lasted about four years, until it would not boot up anymore.
LaCie has been making key shaped flash drives that will take the daily beating with your house keys. It will also come with some nice extras. Their new PetiteKey is waterproof (up to 100 meters) and scratch resistant. It’s 30% smaller than its predecessor, the iamakey, and comes in 8/16/32GB capacities that start at $14.99. Along with the flash drive you’ll get also get LaCie Private-Public software, which helps to keep your data safe with AES 256-bit encryption, password protection. You’ll also get a Wuala Secure Cloud Storage account that you can access on your iOS device. I know I’ll be ordering one.